Virtual Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence Sheds Light on Important Public Health Topic

In support of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line is hosting an online panel conversation on October 9th that will focus on understanding and addressing domestic and intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) and addiction. Topics will include the signs, symptoms, and definitions of each, and training will be offered on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of DV/IPV, how to understand the dynamics of DV/IPV and the role of addiction, and find resources for those who need help. To sign up for this important panel discussion, visit:

APD NW Area Command September 2021 Newsletter

First, I would like to say I am glad to be the commander for the Northwest Area Command, and thank you for
the support you have provided to the area command
and officers. A little about me, I started with the
Albuquerque Police Department in 2001 after serving two years as an officer in Roanoke City, Virginia, where I started my law enforcement career. Over the course of my career at APD I worked as an officer in Field Services Bureau (FSB) until 2008 in Southeast, Valley, Foothills and Southwest Area Commands. I was promoted to sergeant in 2008 and to lieutenant in 2014, where I supervised teams in FSB in multiple area commands. In 2018 I was promoted to commander and spent the last three years in the Special Operations Division (SOD).

Click here to read entire newsletter.

Commander Arturo Sanchez

District 5 Fall Open House


District 5 Community Members and Neighborhood Leaders,

The September 23rd District 5 Council Meeting commencing at 6:00p.m. via. Zoom was packed with essential information on police, fire, and health public safety updates.  It also included briefings on  important District 5 projects such as Unser Blvd.’s expansion, and Cibola Lp. Housing component and Multi-Generational Center.  Unfortunately, the meeting did not live stream due to technical difficulties.  Now it is available for view at:

Please express your comments on the meeting or any other topic you want addressed to  Council President Borrego looks forward to your post meeting feedback and appreciates your interest and involvement in crime, District 5 road and other projects she steadfastly works to manifest and create.

Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA

City Council President, District 5
Office: (505) 768-3178

IDO Annual Update 2021

Review Proposed Changes  
Planning staff has gathered and posted a list of proposed changes for the City’s zoning code – the Integrated Development Ordinance – for this year’s update.

Comment on Proposed Changes
Click on the link below to review proposed changes, leave comments, and review others’ comments.  
Proposed changes

Rate Proposed Changes
Share your support or opposition by rating each proposed change using these online surveys.
Online surveys

Discuss Changes with Staff
Planning staff will host a series of public meetings to review and discuss these changes. See details below. Send comments to

Stay Engaged 
Find details about the 2021 IDO Annual Update throughout the City’s review and decision process on the project webpage.
Project Webpage    

Learn More

Pre-EPC Public Review Meetings  
Planning staff will provide a series of meetings to review and discuss changes proposed for the 2021 IDO Annual Update via Zoom. Trainings will be recorded and posted here when available.
Thursday, September 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Part 1 General Regulations
Part 2 Zones
Part 4 Uses
Part 5 Development Standards

Friday, October 1, 12-1:30 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Part 6 Administration & Enforcement (including review/decision processes)
Part 7 Definitions

Wednesday, October 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar 
Small Area Text Amendment – Prohibiting Cannabis Uses in Old Town

Thursday, October 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Open House for Discussion

Friday, October 8, 12-1:30 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Open House for Discussion

Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 913 7126 2282
Passcode: CABQ
Join by Phone: (346) 248-7799
If you would like interpretation for this meeting, please contact us at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at 505-924-3932 or

Learn More  

ABC-Z Project Team | City of Albuquerque
505-924-3860 | | Project Website  

Fallen Heroes 9/11 Memorial Returns Saturday


September 9, 2021

2nd Annual Memorial Honors Service and Sacrifice of First Responders

Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Fire Department presents the 2nd annual Fallen Heroes 9/11 Memorial this Saturday, Sept. 11. at BernCo @ Alvarado Square, 415 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque. BernCo honor guards will stand silent watch over 343 sets of firefighter bunker gear for a total of 343 minutes in remembrance of the 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while answering the call for service.  

 “It’s been 20 years. Yet the devotion to duty and courage demonstrated by the heroes who arrived on scene to pandemonium and went running into the World Trade Center continues to inspire us as if it was yesterday,” says Bernalillo County Fire Chief Greg Perez. “This is our second year doing a silent memorial which focuses on the firefighters and law enforcement officers and provides a way for widespread public participation both in person and online.”

The 9/11 Memorial will take place in front of Bernalillo County’s new administrative headquarters on Silver Avenue and will begin promptly at 6:46 a.m., the local time at which the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center and NYC emergency dispatchers sent police, paramedics and firefighters. Ceremonial procedures will be conducted throughout the memorial marking the second plane impact into the south tower (7:03 a.m.), the Pentagon impact (7:37 a.m.), collapse of the south tower (7:59 a.m.), the crash of flight 93 in Pennsylvania after passengers foiled hijackers on the way to Washington D.C. (8:03 a.m.), the collapse of the north tower (8:28 a.m.) and at 343 minutes from the start of the memorial marking the end of the ceremony (12:29 p.m.) BCFD firefighters will also strike the four-fives on a ceremonial bell on the hour starting at 9 a.m. following the laying of wreaths.

Silver Avenue will remain open so viewers may drive by the memorial between Fourth and Fifth streets. Pedestrians may pay respects in person. Chaplains will be present. The memorial will also be streamed live on the Bernalillo County Fire Department Facebook page (

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.